Whilst at CBRE, Simon has been responsible for several key international accounts, such as Diageo, Nissan and Level(3), he was also seconded to Lexmark for five years as Corporate Real Estate Director for the EMEA and Asia segments of its 12 million sq ft global portfolio, based in Geneva. Prior to this Simon held several client side roles in the technology sector.

At Colliers International, Simon will have responsibility for, delivering transaction management, portfolio management, and project management services across the firm’s key international client base.

Guy Douetil, Head of EMEA Corporate Solutions at Colliers International said: “Simon has an exceptional track record for leading, growing and developing global outsourcing accounts. He will be instrumental in delivering multi-discipline strategy-led solutions to our global contracts given his extensive experience in the IT and telecoms sector.

Simon Ford added: “Colliers International’s impressive new global corporate clients such as BT, Quintiles, Jaguar LandRover and Rentokil Initial make this a particularly exciting time to be joining the team to build on these recent successes. I believe my international experience combined with my client side background will also prove valuable in managing global portfolios in a competitive market where it’s vital to provide corporate occupiers with value-add service models outside of the industry norm.”

This seventh hire for the firm in the EMEA Corporate Solutions team this year and it has more planned. Simon joins Ed Neild, who has started at Colliers International from CBRE’s Global Corporate Services team this week, along with Rob Lewin, who joins as a Director from Vodafone.